Firecracker Celebrates Match Day

Posted by Emily Baillieul on Mar 18, 2016 1:48:50 PM

In honor of Match Day, we've collected a few past Match Day experiences from Firecracker editors. We wish you all the best as you find out where the future of your medical career takes you!  

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Topics: Tales from the front line, Residency, Matching, Specialties

Residency Matching: What You Need to Know (and Score)

Posted by Yonas Dinkneh on Aug 7, 2015 1:04:00 PM

Matching to the residency program of one’s choice is a high priority for medical students because it paves the road toward one's preferred career path. Understanding how the matching process works and what scores are necessary to match into specific specialties is important for any medical students preparing for a residency. 

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Topics: USMLE, USMLE Step 1, Matching

Why the Best Residency Isn't Always the Best Residency

Posted by Adnan Khera on Aug 3, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The best residency isn't always the best residency. The culture of academia is to always to pursue the best names and the greatest prestige. Sometimes, we lose ourselves in this pursuit and forget what really matters. 

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Topics: Residency, Matching

Matching into Neurology: A "How to"

Posted by Eric G on May 7, 2015 8:27:00 AM

On the first day of my Neurology clerkship, I was prepping to see my first patient at the general outpatient clinic. As I looked at the chief complaint on the EMR, my jaw dropped from what I read:

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Topics: Residency, Neurology, Matching, Specialties

Matching Into Ophthalmology: A “How to”, Part 2

Posted by Trevor Rosenlof on May 1, 2015 7:00:00 AM

In part 1 of Matching Into Ophthalmology we covered the credentials and scores that you need to get into an ophthalmology residency. What follows is anecdotal information/advice. But having gone through the application and match process, I think it holds merit because there were some definite patterns I saw.

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Topics: Residency, Matching, Specialties

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